New PSU football head coach Bill O'Brien appeared at the Bryce Jordan Center this afternoon with his wife and child and was greeted rather warmly by the crowd on-hand to see the Lady Lions basketball team host (and lose to) Michigan State.
Most there gave him a standing ovation as he was introduced during a time out in the first half. He then made his way over to the TV table was interviewed.
Many fans saw him waiting for a break in the action in a concourse and approached with a hearty handshake and gave him their well-wishes. His son, who was wearing a #25 football jersey, attracted the attention of the lion mascot, who also gave the youngster a fun welcome as well.
Most of the comments I overheard in the stands essentially were cordial and there were a lot of "we'll wait and see." I would suspect that virtually everyone knows the considerable amount of angst this hiring has caused is not due to him personally.
I then came home and got to read a delightful little missive from this douchenozzle.